Evaluating retrofits of no fines concrete homes
The Innovate UK S-IMPLER thermal upgrade project was undertaken in collaboration with technology providers Tensor Systems, VRM Technology and the Building Research Establishment all in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. As part of the S-IMPLER project, the LSI is directly responsible for testing the in situ fabric performance of dwellings both before and after retrofit. This provides the consortium with valuable data and understanding of the fabric elements within the building. It also allows the group to measure actual improvements in fabric performance and quantifies which elements of the fabric upgrades have been successful. In addition to the fabric testing, the LSI has contributed technical guidance throughout the project, particularly in the development of the retrofit strategy.
Parker JM; Farmer D; Johnston D; Fletcher M; Thomas F; Gorse C; Stenlund S (2019), Measuring and modelling retrofit fabric performance in solid wall conjoined dwellings. Energy and Buildings